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Wednesday, May 18
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10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Rocky Mountain Wild is hosting this event, supported by BCI’s Aaron Sidder.

Colorado is home to 18 bat species. Three of those species (Fringed myotis, Hoary bat, and Townsend’s big-eared bat) are US Forest Service Region 2 Sensitive Species – which means that there is concern about their long-term viability on Forest Service lands.
Bats face numerous threats in Colorado, such as habitat loss and climate change. In addition, hibernating bats in Colorado may be impacted by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a pathogen that has killed millions of bats in the eastern and midwestern U.S. since 2006. WNS has not been detected in Colorado, but is now present in adjacent states. https://www.facebook.com/events/529680715328043/?active_tab=about
Unfortunately, relatively little is currently known about the population status of most species of bats in Colorado. This prevents land managers and conservation organizations develop strategies and programs to protect bats and their habitats. Find out how you can get curious and help collect data about Colorado bats.
Join us and our board member, Aaron Sidder from Bat Conservation International, for an evening bat hike! Details coming soon.
This day is part of the week-long Colorado Endangered Species Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/540007564134326

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